If it feels as crazy in May as it does in December, that’s because there’s so much going on at New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), a tuition-free public 9th-12th grade high school.

We’re busy wrapping another incredible school year and here’s what we are doing, all in one place! Miss something? There’s always next year…

Community Service

The last official NMSS Red Cross Blood Drive was on May 2. This counts towards our required community service credits…which, by the way, do you have enough? Come see us if you’re not sure and we can help. Giving back matters!

Senior Fun

We have many ways to celebrate our seniors and devoting a week to having fun with them in late April is one of them. Now that we’re looking at the end of year, here are two important dates, including the most important one of them all (hint: we can’t wait to see the bling on all the caps!)

Grad Night Six Flags: May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 18 

NMSS Graduation: May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Last Day of School

Last Day of Class: May 23, 2024

Summer School

If you plan to attend New Millennium Secondary School for your grade level, and you are interested in recovering credits, advancing, taking an elective, and receiving high school credit please complete this application.

Deadline to Apply for Summer School: May 24, 2024

Essential Courses Offered: 

  • English
  • Math
  • Limited Electives
  • Warrior College and Career Information

Summer School: June 10, 2024 – July 24, 2024

When Will I Get My Grades?

Final Spring Semester Grades Mailed: June 13 

Sneak Peek to Next Year…

Summer Bridge: August 1, 2024

Fall Gardena Sports: Start Thinking About Them Now

Fall Sports Practice: It’s not too soon! One of the big perks at our small school is we can play sports at Gardena High. Try-outs happen sooner than you think. Get decked out in football gear and begin practice in late June. Contact Gardena Senior High School Athletics Program for more information. Sports offered:

  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Cross Country  
  • Cheer

Thinking Ahead

  • Dual Enrollment. Our students get free college tuition through East LA Community College & Southwest College classes taught on our campus or online classes. Let the office know if you’re interested for Fall 2024.
  • College and Career Fairs start in the fall (here’s a peek at the one last month!)
  • Field Trips: Tolerance Museum, Long Beach Aquarium, Museum of Latin American Art and The Watts Labor Community Action Committee Center (WLCAC) are just a few of the field trip highlights from this past year and we will continue to get out and about in our community! We also visit colleges, vocational schools or wherever YOU want to go– let us know and we can start planning now!
  • Fun: It’s never too early to find a song to lip-sync to– and don’t forget about some dance moves to go with it! 
  • Clubs: Have a club you want to start organizing over the summer? You can find the form to make it official here under the “ASB”  tab.
  • On the same page, under the “Seniors” tab, rising seniors can check out our graduation checklist and how to qualify for a Millennium diploma. 
  • Did you know we have a college and career page? Great resources including how to get a work permit for off-campus jobs, college entrance exam info, community service forms (get a head start this summer!), and a college planner for ALL our students organized by grade? It’s also where you can find our counselor Kyle Kirtz’s contact information– he’s waiting to hear from you!

We are so proud to celebrate our Warriors and our 2023-24 school year. Join our NMSS family and enroll today!

About NMSS

The New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) is a tuition-free charter high school in Gardena, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century. Our public high school students enjoy a small school education with big school sports and accredited community college classes. Enroll today.